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Updating Windows 10 is about to become much less of a chore

Microsoft has announced a new feature that will save time, data and storage space for users updating Windows 10 to the latest version.

A convergence of various technologies, the new Unified Update platform (UUP) will mean the download size of updates will drop by up to  35 per cent.

Microsoft says the UUP uses differential download packages to ensure only changes that have been added since the last update will be included in the download.

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In a post on the Windows blog, program manager Bill Karagounis said: “One of the biggest community and customer benefits of UUP is the reduction you’ll see in download size on PCs.  

“We have converged technologies in our build and publishing systems to enable differential downloads for all devices built on the Mobile and PC OS. A differential download package contains only the changes that have been made since the last time you updated your device, rather than a full build.

“As we rollout UUP, this will eventually be impactful for PCs where users can expect their download size to decrease by approximately 35% when going from one major update of Windows to another.”

The update will by beneficial to users with slower internet speeds, limited storage space and less time to piddle about updating Widows 10.

Microsoft hasn’t said exactly when the update… well…update will be rolled into Windows 10, but it’s available for Windows Insiders from today.

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